Muse have announced a run of arena dates across Europe in support of their number 1 album Drones.  The UK and Ireland leg of the tour includes two nights in London and one at Manchester Arena.

‘The Drones World Tour’ will see the band perform for the first time “in the round” from the middle of the arena. The band are renowned for pushing boundaries in terms of their stage production and the Drones World Tour will be no exception. This stage design and configuration will give fans a true 360 degree audio/visual sensory experience. Muse’s tours have been described by the international press as “epic”, “amazing” “ambitious” and this show will be no exception. The band has just completed a spectacular European Festival run this summer which saw some of the best reviews of their career.

Since their debut in 1994, Muse have released seven studio albums, selling upwards of 17 million albums worldwide. Drones, the group’s seventh album, topped the UK charts for two weeks in June, whilst simultaneously topping the charts in the USA, a first for the band. In total the album reached No 1 in a staggering 23 countries including France, Japan, Australia, Netherlands and Switzerland.

The full tour UK and Ireland listing:

5 April   –   Dublin, Three Arena
8 April   –   Manchester, Manchester Arena
11 April   –   London, O2 Arena
12 April   –   London, O2 Arena
17 April   –   Glasgow, SECC

Tickets for Muse performing at Manchester Arena on 8 April go on sale at 9am on Friday 18 September 2015 with fan club presales starting on 16 September.

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Manchester Arena.  Image courtesy of Matthew Hartley and Flickr.